Po Valley (*) - April 14, 1945 - April 18, 1945

Italy
Mediterranean Theater By: Captain_Ruiz - Last update: 09/26/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x5 x5
    first You play first


Historical Background:
In the last months of the World War II, between February and April 1945, the Wehrmacht built, not so far from Montese, along the Gothic Line's last limit ("The Green Line II"), a fortified defensive system. It was organized around the mount Montello (919 meters over the sea level) and the mount Buffone (927 m.), exploiting the terrain's morphology in a way to be able to see every movement of Allies soldiers in the bottom terrain. This German fortress, managed by the 14th German Infantry Unit, was armed with MG 42 machine-guns and rifle emplacements.

The Brazilian Shipment Unit (FEB, Forša ExpedicionÓria Brasileria) was aggregated to the IV Army Body of the 5th US Unit, commanded by general Mark Clark. Together with the others Allies troops, the FEB, driven by the Division's General JoŃo Baptista Mascarenhas de Morais, started its assault to the German fortress in the night of 14 April 1945.

Briefing:
Axis Player: Take 4 Command cards.

Allied player: Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.

An Allied Unit that captures the town of Montese or Zocca counts as one Victory Medal. Place an Objective Medal in these two towns. As long as the Allied unit remains on the Town hex, it continues to count toward the Allied victory. If the unit moves off or is eliminated, it no longer counts.

Special Rules:
The Allies Special Force is a FEB (Forša ExpedicionÓria Brasileria) unit. Place an Allied Special Force badge in the same hex with this unit to distinguish it from the other units. The FEB unit may move 1 or 2 hexes and still battle.

Scenario Bibliography:
(*) By Captain_Ruiz (enhancements RB) updated help Jim Silsby Jr.

http://www.museo.comune.montese.mo.it/web_italiano/PP05.htm
http://www.museo.comune.montese.mo.it/web_italiano/PP06.htm
http://www.exercito.gov.br/03Brafor/feb/montese.htm
http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/ita/dyn/controller/mapPerformPage?strLocation=Montese

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